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Horsehead Nebula (1089 Color)

These works realized by means of the analysis of visual and written information regarding celestial bodies and events, in the most general sense, deal with the complicated relations between objects and signs, phenomena and descriptions, language and the world on different levels. They study the objects by marking and categorizing the different levels of referring to the objects.

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Untitled (Pages)

The work Untitled (Pages) carries out an investigation to grasp formal relationships based on the layout of the pages that constitute this journal. Following the instructions, the chart produced by the graphic designer of the journal numbers the illustrations that were drawn according to the layout of the content on each page, brings them together and presents them in the last page of this journal. However, since the page containing this chart, which presents the formal relationships of the layout, is itself a ...

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Instructions

ON THE BORDERLINE OF EMPRICISM: YAĞIZ ÖZGEN INSTRUCTIONS Kerem Ozan Bayraktar   “The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”[1] Bertrand Russell   Instructions is a performative exhibition that directly reveals Yağız Özgen’s practice and form of thinking. It is prepared with great diligence, which transforms his form of thinking into the work itself. A now ordinary word “interdisciplinary”, ...

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Actual Drawings For Potential Murals

The series of work is a component of the exposition entitled “Instructions”. This series of work constitutes of instructions and drafts executed for murals in potential status. These instructions which were precisely matched with the drafts, demonstrate by symbolizing the consecutive situations that a painter is in, while he applies the paintings to areas of the wall that could be distinguished on the drafts. “The only works that Özgen makes use of representation, are the drawings where he shows the ...

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Systems / Visibility

Özgen’s work is named after the nebula Pillars of Creation. Nebulae are astronomical objects, comprising formations of dust, gas and other materials that clump together, and by attracting further matter eventually form stars. The image was first taken at NASA using the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, leading to significant improvements in our scientific understanding of processes taking place inside nebulae. The telescopic photo of the pillars is composed of 32 individual images from four separate cameras on Hubble. Light ...

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Astronomy Picture Of The Day

Founded by professional astronomers and supported by NASA, “Astronomy Picture Of The Day” is an online archive where generally space images recorded via hi-tech telescopes and short explanations regarding these images are regularly published. The work seen is named after the eponymous online archive. This website where a high resolution image together with a short explanation by professional astronomers is published everyday hosts various information on celestial bodies and events that are not usually possible to be seen with the ...

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aRb

This work entitled “Billiard Balls Moving on a Billiard Table According to the Floor Plans of the Space in Which They Are Exhibited” analyzes the relationship of a representation, which is normally considered as being limited with a frame, with the space in which it is exhibited. This work creates its own form by taking its data from the physical space in which the image is shown.

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Metadata

AN ESSAY ON YAĞIZ ÖZGEN’S WORKS IN THE CONTEXT OF KANT’S CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY: METADATA Şeref Erol   “In art it is hard to say anything as good as: saying nothing.”[1] Ludwig Wittgenstein   This textual work has been produced about the form of exhibition consisting of Yağız Özgen’s artworks in the form of painting brought together by him under the name of “Meta-Data”. The text will primarily attempt to realize a philosophical analysis related to Yağız Özgen’s most general artistic apprehension within ...

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~Venus

These works realized by means of the analysis of visual and written information regarding celestial bodies and events, in the most general sense, deal with the complicated relations between objects and signs, phenomena and descriptions, language and the world on different levels. They study the objects by marking and categorizing the different levels of referring to the objects.

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The Slave Ship (448 Colors)

As a result of selecting some works from art history as data and create new artworks by this means, the self-referent, cyclic structure of art as a lingual field is manifested, as Özgen also states it; and in this respect, the object of the work again becomes artwork. In other words, just as, according to Kant, we cannot move from phenomena to noumena except for demonstrating the laws of reason that constitute knowledge, in Özgen’s works as well, art is ...

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